Saskatchewan Stay-cation Series (Couples Edition)
Valentine’s Day - The Facts:
Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, originated as a Western Christian feast day honouring one of the two early saints named Valentines. February 14th has become a religious, and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love in many regions around the world.
While Valentine’s Day has become linked with red hearts, chocolates, and roses, at the root it is a day to celebrate romantic love. But who says that you can only celebrate love one day of the year? Love should be celebrated each and every day so we have come up with some fun ideas of things you can do with your special someone.
Turn off the Netflix and cancel your Skip The Dishes order because we have some new things for you to try!
The Ingredients of Love
Instead of going out to eat you can learn to cook or bake something new. This is a fun task for any couple and the best part is that you get to eat your creation at the end.
Schoolhaus Culinary Arts -
Located in downtown Regina, behind Tangerine the food bar, is Schoolhaus. They offer a variety of different cooking classes for couples and even families. Some of the upcoming cooking classes include:
- Gluten Free Italian
- Rustic Mexican
- It’s All Greek to Me
- Fast and Fabulous Dinners
- Death by Chocolate
Most classes run for approximately 3 hours and are $75 plus GST. Schoolhaus can also be booked for private functions like Anniversaries, Birthdays, Corporate Team Building and More.
For more information you can visit their website at: https://schoolhausculinaryarts.ca
Queen City Cakes
Do you have a sweet tooth, but your level of baking includes cake from a box? Queen City Cakes offers a number of different classes with the focus on the techniques that make their baked treats so delicious. Not only do you get to take home everything you make but you also get the recipe and other bonus info. Some upcoming classes include:
- Signature Cake Class
- Kids Bake Class
- Bake Night
The cupcake classes are approximately $45 and the cake classes are approximately $95. Private classes can also be booked.
For more information or to shop for some delicious cakes, macarons, cookies, or truffles you can visit their website at: https://www.queencitycakes.ca or their bakery at 105 - 1275 Broad Street in Regina.
Unleashing Your Inner Kid
In the world of taxes, work, and bills we sometimes forget how great it is to laugh and feel like a kid again. There are some great places in Regina to throw diets out the window and let your competitive juices flow.
Fresh Carnival is the brainchild of Valley Girls Catering and Fresh and Sweet. It is located just behind Fresh and Sweet on the Corner of Victoria Avenue and McIntyre Street. Speaking from experience you will want to arrive hungry and in stretchy pants
Their menu has fun written all over it. It may be cold outside but on the inside it is a summer carnival. You can choose from an array of homemade donuts, to unicorn milkshakes, funnel cakes, hot dogs, and poutine.
Check Fresh Carnival out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FreshcarnivalYQR/
Ballers Rec Room
Ballers Rec Room recently opened on the Dewdney strip and has been dubbed as the Chuck E Cheese for adults. The Tourney Group recently hosted a fun night at Ballers and it was the most fun many of us have had in a long time.
As soon as you enter you will be blinded by the flashing lights of your favourite arcade games. You can enjoy games like PacMan, Mario Cart, 4 Player Air Hockey, Basketball and much more. Tokens are $0.50/each and each game is 1-4 tokens.
One of the best features is the indoor batting cages. It doesn’t matter your skill or ability you are sure to have great time once your helmet is on and the bat is in your hands. The cage can be rented for $35 for half an hour and $60 for an hour.
Ballers Rec Room also has a full menu and kids are allowed up until 8pm.
For more information check Ballers Rec Room out at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Restaurant/Ballers-Rec-Room-731777903836355/
4 Cats Art Studio
Don’t be fooled, 4 Cats Art Studio is for kids of all ages. Plus, it requires little to no artistic ability and after your class you will walk away with your very own masterpiece.
Some of the upcoming classes include:
- Splatta Yo Bestie - work in the style of Jackson Pollock to create a magical expressionist art full of mess, movement, and fun.
- The Social Butterfly Painting - Layer on bright, beautiful paint, while talking, laughing, and creating.
- No Prob Llama - Create a unique planter out of terracotta clay
- Clay Wheel - Create a beautiful ceramic bowl on a potter’s wheel.
Each class is $25/person or $45/couple.
For more information check out 4 Cats Art Studio: https://4cats.com
Regina Salseros ~ Dance Lessons
Nothing is more romantic then dancing with your partner. Salsa dancing is also a great work out and the Latin music will keep you on your toes.
Regina Salseros offers a variety of different adult recreation classes. They have a number of classes for all skill levels. A great place to start is with the Salsa Fundamentals. This is an 8 week course where you can learn the fundamentals of salsa timing, rhythm, footwork, and you are introduced to dancing with a partner.
This class is $115/person and you can find out more information on their website: http://www.reginasalseros.com
Regina’s craft beer scene has been growing at a steady pace and there are lots of great breweries for you to check out. Plus, it is great to get out and explore local businesses.
Fun Fact: Regina was ranked the 4th Best Beer Town in Canada by Expedia.
Malty National is kid and pet friendly and is located at 1130 15th Avenue. They specialize in small batch IPA’s, Stouts, and unusual Ales. Stop in and have a drink and a bite to eat.
You can also follow them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/maltynational/) to see when they are hosting their next Dinner and Movie night.
Rebellion Brewing is located 1901 Dewdney Avenue. Not only can you hold an event in the tap room, but you can also take free guided tours of the brewery. They also host Rebellion Trivia nights every Tuesday!
The extensive beer menu and food menu can be found on the Rebellion Brewing website: https://rebellionbrewing.ca/beer-menu/
Bushwalker Brew Pub
Bushwakker Brew Pub is located on the main floor of the Strathdee Building in Regina’s warehouse district. They are famous for their Blackberry Mead, great Beer selection, and a Saskatchewan Spirit and Scotch Menu.
You can enjoy live Jazz music every Monday, and live Folk music every Wednesday. To check out all of their upcoming events visit their website: http://www.bushwakker.com
Minhas Sask Distillery
Minhas Sask Distillery offers Brewery Tours in Regina. The hours are held at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm - 7 days a week. The cost is $12/person and includes sampling of 4 of the finest craft beer.
Minhas Sask Distillery is located at 444 McLeod Street in Regina. Check them out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MinhasSaskDistillery/
District Brewing Co
District Brewing Co is an award-winning small craft beer brewery here in Regina. They offer brewery tours which are approximately 90 minutes long and each guest received a free pint of beer to enjoy.
District Brewing Co is located at 1555 8th Avenue and you can find out more info on their website: https://districtbrewing.ca
Last Mountain Distillery
Last Mountain Distillery is nestled in the beautiful Qu’Appelle Valley in Lumsden. It Saskatchewan’s first micro distillery. They offer a variety of products from Whiskey to their famous Dill Pickle Vodka.
Last Mountain Distillery offers tours every Saturday from 12-5pm. They start every hour on the hour. The cost is $15 + tax/person and includes the tour, tasting, and gift.
Check out Last Mountain Distillery on their website: https://lastmountaindistillery.com/tours/
There is so much to do in and around Regina. Make your next date night one to remember and always plan a safe ride home!